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Friday Night Lights: Season 5: Episode 12 -- The fate of East Dillon's football program is decided - Taylor Kitsch guest stars.


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Original Air Date:
2 February 2011 (Season 5, Episode 12)
The school board considers eliminating a football program to meet budget cuts, making Dillon a one team town again... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Kyle Chandler ... Eric Taylor

Connie Britton ... Tami Taylor

Aimee Teegarden ... Julie Taylor

Michael B. Jordan ... Vince Howard

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)

Matt Lauria ... Luke Cafferty

Dora Madison ... Becky Sproles (as Madison Burge)

Grey Damon ... Hastings Ruckle

Zach Gilford ... Matt Saracen

Taylor Kitsch ... Tim Riggins

Adrianne Palicki ... Tyra Collette

Brad Leland ... Buddy Garrity

Derek Phillips ... Billy Riggins

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Angela Collette

Stacey Oristano ... Mindy Riggins

Louanne Stephens ... Mrs. Saracen
Russell DeGrazier ... Coach Stan Traub

Aaron Spivey-Sorrells ... Coach Spivey (as Aaron L. Spivey-Sorrells)

Troy Hogan ... Principal Burnwell

Jeff Rosick ... Buddy Jr.
Lamarcus Tinker ... Dallas Tinker

Blue Deckert ... Mac McGill
Timothy F. Crowley ... Coach Crowley

Lawrence Varnado ... Mo Hall
Danny James Hunter ... Deacon Floyd
Madilyn Landry ... Gracie Belle Taylor (as Madilyn Elizabeth Landry)

Kathryn Smith-McGlynn ... OB / Gyn (as Kathryn Smith McGlynn)

John C. McDonnell ... Randy Tysinger (as John McDonnell)

Chamblee Ferguson ... Harris Carville

Jack Watkins ... Coach Buckley
Araceli Abrego ... Lady with Toddler
Jim Lawrence ... Lions Supporter

Maritza Guerrero ... Lions Suppoter w / Mic
Emily Jones McCoy ... Reporter

Jack O'Donnell ... Panthers Supporter

Richard Levi ... Bar Patron

Jonna Juul-Hansen ... Panthers Supporter #2
Jack Furrh Jr. ... Other Warren State Booster
Parker Hans ... Panther Fan
Tim Robinson ... Lions Player

David Cowgill ... Slammin' Sammy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Clark ... Teacher (uncredited)
Ryan Hancock ... Arnett Mead Football Coach (uncredited)

Omaka Omegah ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Dianne Sullivan ... Alumni Wife (uncredited)

Merry Whitney ... Server (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Kyle Chandler 
Writing credits
Peter Berg (developed for television by)

Buzz Bissinger (book) (as H.G. Bissinger)

Kerry Ehrin (written by)

Produced by
Sarah Aubrey .... executive producer
Peter Berg .... executive producer
Nan Bernstein Freed .... producer
John Cameron .... co-executive producer
Bridget Carpenter .... co-executive producer
Kerry Ehrin .... consulting producer
Ron Fitzgerald .... producer
Brian Grazer .... executive producer
David Hudgins .... executive producer
Rolin Jones .... supervising producer
Jason Katims .... executive producer
Cindy Kerber .... associate producer
Patrick Massett .... co-executive producer
David Nevins .... executive producer
Chad Savage .... co-producer
Karen Wacker .... co-producer
Michael Waxman .... producer
John Zinman .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden 
Cinematography by
Todd McMullen 
Film Editing by
Stephen Michael 
Makeup Department
Michaela Farrell .... additional makeup artist
Kara Sutherlin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Adam Banks .... post-production supervisor
Connor T. Robinson .... studio production coordinator
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Carter .... first assistant director
Kayse Goodell .... second second assistant director
Justin Riemer .... second unit director
Art Department
Kevin Blosser .... props
Leila Dallal .... props assistant
Leila Dallal .... props: props
Leslie Kolter .... assistant property master
David Menefee .... general foreman
John Parker .... on-set dresser
Jonathan Shaffer .... props buyer
Suzanne Stover .... art department coordinator
Tom Ward .... art department supervisor
Randal Woodward .... lead scenic
James R. Hall .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
E. Niles Klein .... sound editorial technical consultant
Ben Lazard .... boom operator
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Jason Manzano .... utility sound
Barbara Noren .... dialogue editor
Jeena M. Phelps .... supervising sound editor
Trent Richmond .... foley editor
Brian Seagrave .... audio conform
John Sievert .... foley artist
Jeffrey Dyal .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Brandon Loulias .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Justin Riemer .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Milburn .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Andrus .... key grip
Kelly Bogdan .... second assistant camera
Nathan Brown .... electrician
Steve Drake .... best boy grip
Ian Ellis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ian Ellis .... director of photography: second unit
Patrick Fortune .... grip
Matt Harshbarger .... second assistant camera
Robert Hicks .... key rigging grip
Janet Jensen .... electrician
Scott Magruder .... best boy rigging electric
Jim Marquette .... camera operator
Heather Page .... camera operator
Robert Rendon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bobby Sledge .... electrician
Britt West .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alexa Hinds .... extras casting assistant (2006)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
D.J. Castillo .... costume assistant
Lara Graffunder .... costume assistant
Misti Moreaux .... costume production assistant
Editorial Department
Rick Dalby .... colorist
Danielle Wang .... assistant editor
Jeff Mack .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Frank Kearl .... location coordinator
Christopher Mekhail .... location production assistant
Vernon Smith .... location assistant
Music Department
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Jed Smith .... music: songs
Jake Belnick .... assistant to music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Sam Craytor .... driver: honeywagon
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation co-captain
Russell E. Scott .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Donald Banks .... production assistant
Andrea Block .... production assistant
Aaron Brownstein .... assistant: Jason Katims
Lauren Burckhard .... production assistant
D.C. Hamilton .... production assistant (as David Hamilton)
Marlana Hope .... script coordinator
Chris M. Jackson .... playback coordinator
Adam J. Karp .... assistant to david hudgins
Michelle Ann Liu .... accounting clerk
Jeremy Mohler .... production assistant
Kate Poss .... assistant production coordinator
Justin Riemer .... football coordinator
Vince Robinette .... production accountant
Megan Schulze .... production assistant
Courtney Smith .... assistant to executive producer
Torrey Speer .... assistant to writer
Trey Sullivan .... first assistant accountant
Brian Sutherin .... set production assistant
Quinn Walton .... production assistant
Leigh A. Wilbourn .... production coordinator
Shawn Williams .... production secretary
Colin Edlund .... key craft service (uncredited)
Nancy Gresham .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Chauency Reese .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Berg  developed for television by

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Additional Details

USA:43 min (excluding commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The song in this episode "Devil Town" by Tony Lucca was also featured in an earlier episode: Season 1, Episode 22 when the Dillon Panthers win the State Championship in the Season One finale.See more »
Bread & WaterSee more »


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Awesome episode, 30 December 2015
Author: LoveIsAStateOfMind from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Seriously how can Billy and Mindy afford to have twins as well as look after Stevie?!?! I think it's important for me to state once again how much Mindy (and Billy to a certain extent) has grown on me this season. I mean there you have a prime example of how a relatively minor character can still have huge, beautifully written character development. LOL at her freaking out about having to live in a tent.

I love how politely Tami pointed out to Coach that they've always moved for his job and the whole "18 years" comment. "I'm going to say to you what you haven't had the grace to say to me. Congratulations, Eric." Again, I think Coach really needed to be more supportive but I guess the way it played out was realistic. I sort of want a situation where Coach finally decides to move for Tami's job and then something happens and the college withdraws the job offer to Tami or something so they can stay in Dillon? I can't bear the thought of them not being in Dillon.

TYRA!!!!! (And Tyra's Mum!) Tyra/Julie friendship. THIS IS OLD SCHOOL! Tim/Tyra - even MORE old school. "Tyra please don't go." You know, at the beginning of the season I thought they were going to get Lyla back and end it with Tim/Lyla but Tim/Tyra is kind of ..... right? "Alaska, Tim?" Poor Luke at his college meeting. I love how he tried to be grateful but you could tell that no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get excited at the prospect of going to nowheresville. Awwh Luke/Becky. For the first time he's normal rather than an absolute angel. I absolutely LOVED the Tim/Luke conversation. I'm also glad that the whole Tim/Becky thing was dealt with and Becky was honest with Luke.

Awwh Jess wanting to be a coach so much. Vince's Speech! Vince: Before football I was going nowhere fast, straight to juvie. Playing for the East Dillon Lions probably saved my life. I got a bond with my teammates that will never be broken. I got a Coach that's been like a father to me. He shows up and gives a hundred percent every game, every practice. It's more than just a game to us: football is our life.

Vince/Jess <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 DEVIL TOWN PLAYING! Vince/Coach Hug! BEST MOMENT EVER!!! The guys running around the Lions field <3 <3 <3 <3.

Matt/Grandma Saracen!!!!!!!!! Awwh she mentioned his father!

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